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Here is some additional information. Please also note that during this time period Kentucky was actually a split state for confederate and Union their have been some cases of families torn apart by the Kentucky being split during the war.
1890 Veterans Census:
see him listed on line #18
Company L 14th Calvary
Name: John Campbell Age: 54 Birth Date: Abt 1826 Birthplace: Kentucky Home in 1880: Troublesome, Breathitt, Kentucky, USA Dwelling Number: 220 Race: White Gender: Male Relation to Head of House: Self (Head) Marital status: Married Spouse's Name: Nancy Campbell Father's Birthplace: Kentucky Mother's Birthplace: Kentucky Occupation: Farmer Neighbors: Household Members: Name Age John Campbell 54 Nancy Campbell 53 Zachariah Campbell 20
Spouse & Children
Thank you Elliot!
This information is VERY helpful and I am so looking forward to pursuing what you have sent me!
Thank you so very much!
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Dear Ms. Travis,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series Carded Records Showing Military Service of Soldiers Who Fought in Volunteer Organizations During the American Civil War in the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1762 - 1917 (Record Group 94) that includes a file for Private John Campbell of Company L, 14th Regiment Kentucky Cavalry. This file has been digitized in full and can be viewed online using the Catalog.
There also may be a pension file for him that provides additional information about his service. The majority of Civil War pension files in the Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs (Record Group 15) are in the custody of the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1). There are also 3 record series (XC files) in Record Group 15 in the custody of the National Archives at St. Louis (RL-SL) that include claims files relating to Civil War Veterans. These records were transferred to the National Archives in 1952 and 1955 from the VA. Please email both RDT1 at Archives1reference@nara.gov and RL-SL at email@example.com with full details about the file you are seeking.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDT1 and RL-SL. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.
Civil War pension files may be in the custody of the Department of Veterans Affairs if they still were active in 1955 when the inactive files were transferred to the National Archives. This sometimes happened because there was still a surviving dependent that was collecting benefits. If both RDT1 and RL-SL inform you that they do not have the file, please file a FOIA requested with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Their FOIA website is https://www.va.gov/foia/. All questions regarding VA’s FOIA procedures and fees may be emailed to VACOFOIAService@va.gov.
We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!
Thanks so much for all the information and links you have found! I think there is definetly a chance that I may find info on him through the avenues you have shared!
I will be spending the day searching through these!
Thanks again so much!